Gallivant definitions

găl'ə-vănt'
The definition of gallivant is to go from place to place for fun or pleasure.

A rich heiress who travels around the world shopping and looking for cool parties is an example of someone who gallivants.

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To roam about in search of pleasure or amusement.
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To play around amorously; flirt.
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To gad about with members of the opposite sex.
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(intransitive) To roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.

1914 Bertram, it is true, when he heard of the plan, rebelled, and asserted that what Billy needed was a rest, an entire rest from care and labor. In fact, what he wanted her to do, he said, was to gallivant – to gallivant all day long. – Eleanor H.Porter Miss Billy – Married, Chapter 18.

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To go about in search of amusement or excitement.
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Origin of gallivant

1809, from gallant (“wooing women”), originally in sense “to flirt”, broadened to mean “roaming without plan”.